Adapted by Thyroid Guide, Mary J. Shomon
This special About Thyroid section on "Understanding the Immune System" offers a comprehensive guide to understanding the immune system, its anatomy, disorders, and other key information. This information has been made available from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Immune and autoimmune conditions are discussed, including common thyroid conditions like Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Many terms that need further definition and clarification are highlighted throughout this special section as hyperlinks. Many of the underlined hyperlinked words and phrases link to the Glossary that is included in this special section.
Phagocytes, Granulocytes, and Their Relatives
Mounting an Immune Response
A Billion Antibodies
A Web of Idiotypes
Receptors for Recognizing Antigen
Immunity, Natural and Acquired
Vaccines Through Biotechnology
Disorders of the Immune System
Immune Complex Diseases
Cancers of the Immune System
Bone Marrow Transplants
Immunology and Transplants
Immunity and Cancer
The Immune System and the Nervous System
Frontiers in Immunology
The SCID Mouse
The Stem Cell
This information has been made available from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.